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21 January 2016 No 457 *
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* EU Parliament takes aim at lack of funding for female entrepreneurs
Men are much more likely to get money to found companies than women. More women are needed in the start-up world and there should be greater financial support to encourage this, say MEPs
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* European Innovation Council could be in pilot phase by 2017
Everyone has an opinion on the scope of the EU’s new innovation institute. Some of the best ideas can be found close to home, Christian Ehler MEP tells Science|Business
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* UCL sets up £50 million fund for technology commercialisation
Imperial Innovations and the European Investment Fund are each to put £24.75M into the University College London fund UK, which will be managed by the VC firm Albion Ventures
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* Hope and fear over artificial intelligence
At the World Economic Forum in Davos this week there is no little excitement – and some fretting – over the rise of smart machines
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* European power suppliers boost R&D investment
Electricity companies across Europe are increasing research budgets and beginning to finance incubators and accelerators, and to invest in innovative start-ups
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* EIT opens contest for new food and manufacturing clusters
Industry, universities and research institutes invited to submit proposals by the summer
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* EU technology policies need to reach the start-up audience
What is claimed as the world’s largest technology incubator is taking shape in Paris. Its director, Roxanne Varza, says the city is gathering steam as a digital hub and the EU needs to support European start-ups in going global
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Aalto takes first place among Finnish organisations in ERC grants
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ETH Zurich to launch career seed grants for researchers
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King's signs agreement with Pfizer in field of gene therapy
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